Premier League: Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood pleased with Harry Redknapp comparisons

Tim Sherwood: New Tottenham manager with Harry Redknapp on the training ground in 2010

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New Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood is pleased that he is being compared with a young Harry Redknapp.

Sherwood, 44, was appointed head coach on Monday in place of Andre Villas-Boas, despite his lack of previous managerial experience.

When Redknapp was in charge of Spurs, he brought Sherwood back to the club as part of his coaching staff in 2008 and some have dubbed the new manager 'Young Harry', thanks to his mannerisms and approach to the game.

"That's got to be a compliment, hasn't it?" Sherwood said. "I wouldn't mind following his career and I wouldn't mind being a pound note behind him as well.

"I am not trying to be Harry Redknapp but it is a simple game, though, isn't it?

"If you can't pass the ball to your own team-mates, then you have a serious problem because you are going to have to keep on defending.

"That's what we did in the first half at Southampton. But moving forward, we just have to try to get the players better."

"I think with the calibre of the players we have at Tottenham, we shouldn't have a dull game."

Tim Sherwood

Sherwood was in caretaker charge for the 3-2 win at Southampton on Sunday and he has vowed to continue adopting a positive approach.

"I think with the calibre of the players we have at Tottenham, we shouldn't have a dull game," he said.

"As long as they are playing in their correct areas of the field and allowed to express themselves... that's what I would say.

"I always maintain that when you come into a football club, there are very few that give you a script saying 'you need to play like this'. Swansea are a good example.

"Someone who goes in there cannot rip up their philosophy and say 'I'm going to play back to front.' It's not going to happen.

"In an ideal world, everyone wants to build an identity for their football club and say 'Tottenham I know are going to play like that'. Well, at the moment we don't."